How to Migrate SAP NetWeaver BW onto HANA for Comprehensive Analytics

  • by Haran Vinayagalingam, Principal Consultant, SAP HANA COE
  • January 22, 2014
Learn the three methods for migrating SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 to SAP HANA and the key modeling considerations to ensure efficient migration. Understand the function of the BW Migration Cockpit for BW on HANA, which allows for control of migration and maintenance through one feature.
Learning Objectives

By reading this article, you will understand:

  • Your BW-on-HANA migration options
  • How to use the Migration Cockpit to control and manage migration
Key Concept
HANA Live contents are prebuilt HANA models delivered by SAP free of charge to companies that have SAP HANA. Professionals can use these contents in a BW-on-HANA landscape to jump-start development rather than start the development from scratch.
Very often, I am asked a basic question: “Do we really need BW on HANA if we have SAP HANA?” Indeed, migration of SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 to SAP HANA can create a landscape that benefits from the strengths of both products. Professionals leveraging such landscapes can integrate data and provide reports that users can access throughout the organization. Users can also take advantage of HANA’s ability to process data in real time.

More than one migration method exists, though, and users need to understand the particular contexts and advantages of each type.

Haran Vinayagalingam

Haran Vinayagalingam is a Practice Lead with  SAP’s HANA Services Center of Excellence team. He is a certified HANA architect with experience implementing SAP HANA and SAP BW on HANA for large-scale enterprises. Along with numerous SAP HANA implementation experiences, he is the North American solution-delivery owner for SAP HANA Live.

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9/15/2014 8:55:51 AM

Nice Article - but no details captured for SUM/DMO tool.

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